larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge offwhite creamy head shrinks quickly towards a copper body. Complex, harmonic aroma of floral hops, honey, rubber, and wet paper. It’s good, but there is some not so good mixed in. Taste is deep, flowery honey, with smoky, citric notes, and touches of paper. Aftertaste is dry papery malts. Slightly lacking in body. Not at all bad. (0.5l bottle.)
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, in honor of that Scotish Socialist, reid. Long live Socialism, that most successful of the various forms of government. Pours a nice witish yellow-orange with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is straight-up lemon with hints of rose. Flavor is a floral lemon flavor with bits of thistle, or at least a flavor that reminds me of what a thistle would taste like if I had ever tasted one. Mouthfeel is full. Nice beer; a definite repeat as well as a mouth-puckerer.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks decievingly like a standard lager, then it reaches out and gives a real punch. Hops, hops, hops, grassy, flowery and bitter (and twisted). Try it if you can find it!
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, courtesy of my wife. Clear light gold with a dense white head - a pretty pour. Nose is a bit grassy, a bit grainy, with a mild citrus hop presence. Light palate, flavor is pleasantly hoppy citrus (lemon?), some grass/grain. Finish is similar to the flavor, with the bitter hop flavor in the fore. A syep up from a lawnmower beer - maybe a grill operator beer?
Bierotherapeut (43) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
De couleur blonde. Très claire et peu effervesente. Un léger collet colle au verre tout au long de la dégustation. Arome de houblon épicé et de malt léger avec une touche saline. Gout léger de malt et de houblon terreux et épicé. Bonne amertume, mais n’est pas assez forte pour bien balancer le côté sucré de cette bière. C’est une bonne bière mais elle est bein meilleur en cask.
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500 ml bottle brought over from England by a friend) Straw golden color, white head. Very hoppy scent, mixed with a bit of acid. Nice hoppy refreshing taste with a bitter after taste- Smooth mouth feel and high bitterness. A beer I can recommend, very nice!
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Trying way too hard for a balance of multiple flavors, which are only multiple and not balanced. Won’t buy it again. Love the company but not this beer. Too bitter, without depth.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For being bottled with 1/3 less CO2, this sure pours with a big layer of head. Straw color with persistent, cream colored bubbles. Sort of a sweet, buttery aroma, with light warmed fruit. Think butter and jam on scone, touch of lemon. Something about the aroma is a little dissident though. I keep sniffing it, trying to figure it out. What do these smells mean? My inclination is that my nose is finding the German/British hopping combination a little odd. I get just a touch of cloves as well. Modest, but definitely present chewy hop flavor. A lemon cheesecake sort of sweetness. Enough body to make it satisfying. This didn’t quite feel like it came together for me, but it is distinctive, pretty clean, and enjoyable.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours absolutely crystal clear. A Golden amber color with few tiny bubbles and a small but thick foamy white head. Aroma is bitter fresh citrus and a little grassy. Taste is very clean, fresh citrus (lemon, orange) with a little hint of spice and a bit of warmth to finish. Very enjoyable.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden clear amber with a small head that vanishes leaving little or no lacing. Not surprising in a beer that is low in alcohol and in body. Wonderfully hopped, spicy and bitter, with a long bitter finish. A wonderfully refreshing session beer.